To be honest I must say that I don’t really know why I approach collage the way I do. I just make collages. If I were to explain it, what first comes to my mind is when, long time ago, as an architecture student, I read Chapter Eleven of the Tao-Te-Ching. It got engraved in my mind. Somehow, and not only in collage, I feel that it is the emptiness of void what possibilities the existence of things. It is what it isn’t, the “lack” what makes the sense.
I think Collage has a privileged relationship with our epoch, the latter being understood as a juxtaposition of heterogeneities. A contingent net upon temporary meeting points, their fugues and voids included. The disappearance of every kind of hierarchy and an « assemblage » of inequalities. Overlapped messages texturize ephemeral realities, only fulfilled if related with the environment.
I am a Spanish architect living and working in Paris. Soon after I moved here I started making collage.
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